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A Humble Romance, and Other Stories epub
A Humble Romance, and Other Stories epub

A Humble Romance, and Other Stories by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

A Humble Romance, and Other Stories
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Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
Number of Pages: 120 pages
Published Date: 12 Sep 2013
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230282633
File size: 11 Mb
File Name: a.humble.romance,.and.other.stories.pdf
Download Link: a humble romance, and other stories
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... A CONQUEST OF HUMILITY. Two o'clock had been the hour set for the wedding. 'It was now four, and the bridegroom had not yet appeared. The relatives who had been bidden to the festivities had been waiting impatiently in the two square front rooms of Maria Caldwell's house, but now some had straggled out into the front yard, from which they could look up the road to better advantage. They were talking excitedly. A shrill feminine babble, with an undertone of masculine bass, floated about the house and yard. It had been swelling in volume from a mere whisper for the last half-hour--ever since Hiram Caldwell had set out for the bridegroom's house to ascertain the reason for his tardiness at his own wedding. Hiram, who was a young fellow, had gotten into his shiny buggy with a red, important face, and driven off at a furious rate. He was own cousin to Delia Caldwell, the prospective bride. All the people assembled were Thayers or Caldwells, or connections thereof. The tardy bridegroom's name was Lawrence Thayer. It was a beautiful summer afternoon. The air was hot and sweet. Around the Caldwell house it was spicy sweet with pinks; there was a great bed of them at the foot of the green bank which extended under the front windows. Some of the women and young girls pulled pinks and sniffed them as they stood waiting. Mrs. Erastus Thayer had stuck two or three in the bosom of her cinnamon-brown silk dress. She stood beside the gate; occasionally she craned her neck over it and peered down the road. The sun was hot upon her silken shoulders, the horizontal wrinkles shone, but she did not mind. "See anything of him?" some one called out. "No. I'm dreadful afraid somethin' has happened." ."Oh, mother, what do you think's happened?" asked a young...

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